2021 In-Person Festival Cancelled

The 2021 Barrie Dragon Boat Festival is cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. This year, we are celebrating the spirit of the Festival in new, innovative ways! Please visit www.barrielibrary.ca for details about “Dragon Boat Month” coming this August at the Barrie Public Library!



Barrie Dragon Boat Festival

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Barrie Public Library


Since our 2003 inaugural year the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival has raised over $2 million for a variety of local charities including supporting Barrie Public Library. We are so proud of the Library’s role in bringing this bounty to our community. The coming together and support of our civic leaders, governments, businesses, sponsors, donors, volunteers and various organizations is imperative to the continued success of the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival. Paddling together in harmony enriches the quality of life for the citizens of Barrie.

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Barrie Public Library Cancels 2021 Barrie Dragon Boat Festival
Barrie Public Library Cancels 2021 Barrie Dragon Boat Festival February 26, 2021 – Barrie Public Library staff announce the cancellation of the annual Barrie Dragon Boat Festival for the second year in a row due to COVID-19. “Health and safety remain as our top priority and for a large-scale event that relies heavily on in-person […]
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To our valued Dragon Boat Community,  Due to ongoing events related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Barrie Public Library staff have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Barrie Dragon Boat Festival out of respect for the health and safety of our community. This decision was not made lightly, and we greatly appreciate your patience […]
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